So I have a confession. I thought after I delivered that the weight would just fall off me. You're probably laughing, and shaking your head at my wishful thinking. But you see, with my other babies the weight literally fell off.
Like, 4 weeks I'd be down 30 lbs. With no effort. And I could eat whatever I wanted.
Yesterday was 4 weeks.
I am no where near 30 lbs lost.
Then I had to stop. Step back. And realize that with my other pregnancies, I had a LOT of extra weight. This time, not as much. (I had to tell myself that was part of the reason to make myself feel better.)
Also, I think I've been a tad bit stressed out trying to figure out a routine with all the kids...and the bigger house...and everything else that needs to get done. (Still working on the routine...)
But I seriously thought this time around, the weight would just fall off like in past. I even counted on it. (Hence my post about not tracking my weight until week 6 postpartum.) So I have been discouraged. And down. And frustrated.
I look at how far I have to go and it makes me want to crawl under my covers with a box of ding dongs (and I don't even like ding dongs!)
So I got to thinking....why can't this be easier!? I mean really, why doesn't it have to take so much effort to shed weight and get fit?
That was when I had my "ah-ha" moment.
It has to be hard so that you will never, EVER want to go back!
And with that thought, I sucked it up and faced the difficult. I laced up my running shoes, put together my new double jogger, and hit the road running.
The run/walk wasn't easy, but it wasn't as hard as I had worked it up to be in my head. Sure, I may have had to wear 3 sports bras for support. And sure, I was slow. And yes, my incision had that burning sensation. But, as usual, when I was done...I felt amazing!
If I can get out there and run/walk...why can't you? Seriously. Throw your excuses out the window like I did mine. Get out there, and you will feel so much better when you're done! How much better? Well, if you're like me...you'll feel so great that you'll take the time to get dressed, hair done, AND make-up done all in the same day! (A task that hasn't happened since I delivered Madison 4 weeks ago!)
Ultimately, it doesn't matter how fast you go. Or how far you go. It just matters that you go! Now close your internet browser and go do something RIGHT NOW that puts you on the path to a better, healthier you!